New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed election rally at Nashik in Maharashtra was cancelled at the last minute today due to a severe storm in the area. The BJP leader was expected to travel by air from Gondia, his third rally stop in Maharashtra, to Nashik but could not do so due to the inclement weather.
“The prime minister's scheduled election tour programme at Nashik this evening has been postponed due to a severe storm,” BJP's Maharashtra affairs in-charge Rajiv Pratap Rudy told PTI.
The first three of the prime minister's Maharashtra rallies today were at Tasgaon in Sangli district, Kalamba in Kolhapur and in Gondia. He was slated to address the Nashik rally at 8:35 P.M.
The election meeting scheduled at Tapovan in Panchavati area was cancelled after heavy rains, stormy winds and hailstorms lashed Nashik city and adjoining areas. The function had to be cancelled after the venue was waterlogged due to rains, a city police control room officer told PTI here today.
The city police had made tight security arrangement for the event organised by the Nashik district's BJP unit, which the PM was scheduled to address, the police officer said. Thousands of people including BJP workers and local leaders who eagerly awaited Modi were disappointed, local party sources said.